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Legal Clinic

Applying for death certificate from Embassy – Family member/relative/friend

I would like to thank Arab Times for giving guidance to expat community on legal matters. I am an Indian and my father died 7 yrs back in Kuwait, we have misplaced his death certificate issued by Indian Embassy and now for legal matters need for having original copy has …

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Getting dependent visa for child

I and my wife are working here in Kuwait. We are both on visa 18. We have a baby who was born in Kuwait. Later I sent the baby to my home country. Then after two years we brought the baby to Kuwait on a visit visa. Now the baby …

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Transferring from company visa to project visa

I am working on a govt project as an industrial nurse for the last 3 years. But I came to Kuwait on farm visa in 2012. After I completed one year I changed to normal shoon visa (company visa). Now I got a good offer in a company, is it …

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Status of family visa if sponsors cancels his residence and comes back on new visa

Currently I am in Kuwait on a project visa. I came here first on a visit and the company transferred me to their project file in 2012. Later in 2016 I got another job and I changed my visa to current company project file. Now I found another job, but …

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Loan shark operations in Kuwait

I am looking for a legal advise as I am facing serious problem due to lack of my passport. I am residing in Kuwait since November 1998 and working in a private company. I took a loan of KD 2,000 from a private loan lender on 4th July 2017 at …

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Time limit to re-enter Kuwait on new work visa

Is there any time limit to re-enter Kuwait on new work visa after cancelling my current work visa? Name withheld Answer: No, there is no time limit. You can re-enter Kuwait anytime your new work visa is ready.   Kindly send your queries to arabtimes@arabtimesonline.com or admin@arabtimesonline.com Kindly go through …

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Graduate Engineer – Can I change job after one year

I am a graduate engineer. All my certificates were attested with Kuwait embassy. My doubt is can I change my job after one year? Current company recruited me from India. I heard that the degree holders can change the job before 3 years of service. Name withheld Answer: No, you …

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Sponsoring wife on dependent visa

Can I sponsor my wife with KD 400 monthly salary + KD 100 allowance in Kuwait? Name withheld Answer: No you can’t, because the law says that to sponsor someone on a family visa you should be earning a monthly salary of not less that KD 450 which should reflect …

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3 years mandatory service for sponsor who brought you to Kuwait applicable to all

I came to Kuwait 9 months before as Technician on Visa 18. I am having Bachelor’s Degree. I would like to know if my visa can be transferred upon completion of 1 year in current company if my current sponsor is ready to release me. I heard from a Representative …

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Driving license for a diploma holder from a university

I have an inquiry regarding the driving licence. My current salary is KD 650 and my designation is a supervisor. I hold a technical diploma from a university and I have completed 2 years in Kuwait. Can I get a driving licence? Name withheld Answer: There are three basic conditions …

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